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Tell Congress to Support the Hospitality and Commerce Job Recovery Act

Today the U.S. Travel Association released the following Call to Action regarding the Hospitality and Commerce Job Recovery Act.   Make your voice heard – Act now! Dear Travel Advocate: While great progress has been made to bring back the economic strength of the travel industry, it is nowhere near enough to make up for the devastating losses in business travel and inbound international travel, which are both expected to take the longest to recover. That is why we are asking you once again to join us in our efforts to let your member Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Chimney Rock State Park among best state parks

In its “ The Best State Park in Every State ,” Travel + Leisure selected Chimney Rock State Park for the North Carolina designation. Of the selection, the article explained, “Near Asheville, North Carolina, a 315-foot monolith of granite – named Chimney Rock – makes up the backbone of this state park. But while Chimney Rock may be the park's namesake, the real draw is the park's 404-foot waterfall and occasional views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.” https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/national-parks/best-state-parks-us Continue reading

Published on Monday, June 21, 2021

Research shows travelers ready for events but more for outdoor vs. indoor events

Travel sentiment regarding COVID reached record levels, reported Destination Analysts in its most recent survey data. Concern about personally contracting the virus dropped 10 percentage points and is at its lowest level.  Concern about the pandemic’s impact on personal finances and the national economy also hit record lows. Lack of confidence in the safety of travel is now only at 16 percent of American travelers, with just a quarter of travelers who indicate they would feel guilt traveling right now.  Read More:  https://www.destinationanalysts.com/covid-19-insights/coronavirus-travel-sentiment-index-report/ Continue reading

Published on Friday, June 11, 2021

Another active Atlantic hurricane season predicted

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Prediction Center is predicting another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season . Forecasters predict a 60 percent chance of an above-normal season. However, experts do not anticipate the historic level of storm activity seen in 2020. For 2021, a likely range of 13 to 20 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 6 to 10 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 3 to 5 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher) is expected. The Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, June 2, 2021

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